Peripetie

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  • Created on: 16-04-13 17:41
Peripetie - In which decade was this work composed?
1900s (1909)
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Peripetie - Name the metres in the piece
Changes between 3/4 2/4 and 4/4
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Peripetie - What is the tempo of the piece?
Sehr Rasch (very quick)
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Peripetie - What is the instrumentation?
Large orchestra (strings, woodwind, brass, percussion)
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Peripetie - State something unusual about the instrumentation
Performers required to play at extremes of range (very high or very low), unusual effects (e.g. cymbals played with cello bow)
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Peripetie - Name some unfamiliar instruments in this orchestra and what they are
Piccolo (small flute), contrabassoon (large bassoon), tam-tam (gong)
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Peripetie - What does
Haupstimme, principal voice (most important part)
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Peripetie - What does
Nebenstimme, secondary voice (2nd most important part)
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Peripetie - Describe some features of the melody
Short motifs combined, disjunct (with large leaps), angular, octave displacement
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Peripetie - What is octave displacement?
Unexpectedly moving individual notes of the main melody into a different octave
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Peripetie - Describe some techniques used in the melody and what they are
Inversion: melody turned upside down, Rhythmic augmentation: notes become twice as long
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Peripetie - How are chords and melodies built in the piece?
From hexachords (group of six notes)
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Peripetie - Describe the tonality and harmony
Atonal (no key), dissonant harmony
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Peripetie - What is the texture of the piece?
Contrapuntal (occasional monophonic and homophonic)
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Peripetie - Describe the dynamics
Frequent sudden changes leading to extreme contrasts
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Peripetie - Name some techniques used to develop the texture
Imitation, inversion, canon
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Peripetie - What is the structure of the piece?
Free rondo with 5 sections (ABACA)
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Changes between 3/4 2/4 and 4/4

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